National Gay and Lesbian Task Force UPDATE
Special Edition: June 7, 2006

In the News:

Marriage amendment defeated in Senate
Task Force hails latest victory in Washington state
Alabama voters approve state constitutional amendment to prohibit
      same-sex marriage



   

Marriage amendment defeated in Senate

Statement from Executive Director Matt Foreman:

"Today is a tremendous victory for the core American values of equality, fairness and nondiscrimination. Once again, a bipartisan bloc soundly rejected this immoral constitutional amendment seeking to dehumanize and hurt lesbian and gay Americans and their families."

[ Read entire statement ]



 

Task Force hails latest victory in Washington state

Opponents of a Washington state law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity failed to gather enough voter signatures to force a public vote on the law, which took effect today.

[ Read press release ]
[ Initiative on gay rights law won't be on ballot (Associated Press) ]
[ Eyman fails to deliver (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) ]



 

Alabama voters approve state constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex marriage

Alabama voters approved a state constitutional amendment yesterday to prohibit same-sex marriage and other forms of family protections for unmarried couples.

[ Read press release ]
[ Equality Alabama Web site ]



 

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